The Sanctuary Project Board is pleased to announce that it has completed the development of the churchyard into a place of sanctuary and opened the south nave door near the font to provide an accessible entrance.
Visitors may now find sanctuary in this space with 3 newly commissioned oak benches associated with 3 Corten steel planters with herbs. There is an information board outlining the historic importance of this site and the restoration work of 2020 on the lesser south transept roof. We hope that in the next few weeks the thousands of wildflower seeds planted will form a wildflower meadow, although we expect it to take a few years to establish. A free leaflet lists the flowers and explains the relevance of the herbs.
Members of the Sanctuary Board would like to thank all those involved in this part of the project – our volunteer gardeners, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council staff, the Old Fund team and our architect and surveyor for their advice and support.